At last the teams are sorted and everyone should have had contact from their coach by now. Saturday competition begins 11 May and the draw is available for the first round of 5 games.
There is one last opportunity to purchase new uniforms and pick up a Technical jacket and gear bag before we put them away into storage. You can also pay subs if you have not already done so. We are encouraging people to offer second hand uniforms on Trade Me, our Facebook page, or another media such as Buy, Sell and Exchange.
Day: Monday 6 May
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Place: 18 Beatrice Place, Avonhead
A reminder to all those people who stand sideline at games - sub players, coaches, managers, parents and other supporters - please behave by showing respect to everyone involved in the game, including the opposition. This basically means not yelling negative and abusive comments at anyone - your daughter, the Technical team, the opposition team and the umpire, especially the umpires. The greatest turnoff to us retaining umpires is the abuse from the sideline. They do not do a better job if you yell at them. If there are serious problems with the umpiring, then you must go to the Netball Office and ask for an official to come and take a look. Never take matters into your own hands. Umpires have the ability to penalise the team for unruly sideline behaviour, however they will let you know if it is a problem before taking such action. We would expect adults to take responsibility for themselves, and if necessary bring others in to line. We have a number of young coaches who would appreciate your support.
We have been fortunate to attract enough umpires to meet our Club and Under12 requirements. Thanks to Kailee White, Naomi Faga-Ieti, Sara McClelland, Hannah Greaves, Rebecca Boyne, Jaimie Callender, Tanisha Faga-Ieti, Tiresa Perelini and Tracey Kumar. Thanks also to Catherine Erskine who is once again helping out with the Skillwise team, who play every week at 11.25am.
All players in the A to N teams (Prem 1, Senior, 2nd Grade, Third Grade, Under 19 and Under 17) should have completed the NNZ Online Centre Theory test, printed out their certificate and handed to their coach. If you don't sit and pass the test, then you are deemed to be unregistered and should not play. A team playing an unregistered player can have competition points deducted. ChCh Netball are also running a couple of free sessions on basic umpiring - May 8 and May 9. Check out their website.
If you played last year for a different Club, then you will need to get a clearance from them to be able to play for Technical this season. CNC have a form that you need to get filled in and signed off by an official of your last club (although it appears that CNC will accept an email authorisation that you can attach to their form). Hand in your signed clearance form to the CNC office, along with a payment of $1. This clearance process is designed to protect all clubs from taking on players who have not paid subscriptions or returned gear to their previous club. In the first instance, the previous club has missed out on funds, and secondly they may do the same thing to the new club, who will then miss out on funds. Your coach has a copy of the clearance form, or you can print one off the CNC website, or you can pick up one from the CNC office on a Saturday. However, you do need to submit your clearance form on the first Saturday. You don't usually need a clearance if you played for your School last year. You don't need a clearance if you didn't play for anyone last year.
We look forward to a successful start to the season and cross our fingers that the recent superb weather holds out for Saturday 11 May and after. Look out for details of how to purchase Entertainment Books and raise funds for the Club, coming in a separate email.
A final reminder that your subscription should be paid to avoid having to pay the $25 late fee.
There is a wealth of information to be found on our website and facebook page, also that of Christchurch Netball, so please check them out and make yourself familiar with them.
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